THE Lord Mayor of Cork has said he would welcome Donald Trump to Leeside if the US president takes up an invitation to visit Ireland.
Despite widespread opposition to a visit from TDs and other elected representatives, Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald said any visit by Mr Trump would offer an incredible opportunity to showcase Cork.
“A visit by a US President is also an unrivalled opportunity to showcase all that Cork has to offer to an international audience: whether that is as a location to invest in, a destination to visit or a city to study in.”
However, Cork North Central TDs Jonathan O’Brien and Mick Barry have both said Mr Trump should not be invited here.
Mr O’Brien said: I think it sends out all the wrong messages. Donald Trump is a racist, he is a homophobe.
“If I was Taoiseach, I wouldn't have invited him.”